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Monday, March 3, 2014

All The Presidents Men

The names Woodward and Bernstein are synonymous with the words dedication, persistence and persuasiveness. They and they are alone are the Washington Post journalist who broke the story on the Watergate scandal. Their names will forever go down in history with Richard Nixon, his impeachment, and the most unforgettable scandel is presidential history. This is their story. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman play Woodward and Bernstein perceptively. They are two distinguished actors who are most known for the extraordinary acting ability. They live up o their reputation is this movie. The wonderful film was nominated for 8 outstanding Oscars. While it fell short of Best Picture and Best Director worthiness. It struck gold with Best Supporting Actor Jason Robards and Best Adapted Screenplay. (taken from the pens of Woodward and Bernstein themselves) The writing in this fairly young 32 year old classic was Oscar caliber. It is the driving force behind while I rented this film from Blockbuster one lonely Tuesday afternoon . It was well worth the $5.29 I paid it. It was worth a million bucks. This film was fantastic, riveting,, and unforgettable. I will be talking about it for months. This is praise coming from a man who watches films writes reviews almost daily. The supporting cast is not bad either. It Includes Jack Warden, Ned Beatty, and Even Hal Holbrook who hangs in the shadows as “Deep Throat”. Together they fill out this amazing, eclectic, ensemble, cast and make this remarkable film one on the best movies to hit theaters in 1976. Every sports fan in Philadelphia knows Rocky won Best Picture in that year, well this flick held no punches either. It was a real knock out of presidential proportions. Grade A+

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,


Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!


We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.


There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.


I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.


Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!


Talk to you soon!


Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)


1. Hayden Christensen


2. Tom Crusie


3. Kevin Costner


4. Keeanu Reeves


5. Denise Richards


6. Adam Sandler


7. Arnold Schwarzenegger


8. William Shatner


9. Sylvester Stalloan


10. John Claude Van dahm